Depression is a prolonged and persistent negative mood which can interfere
with many aspects of life. Some of the signs of depression include:
- Profound and persistent tiredness
- Lack of interest or enjoyment
- Crying spells
- Reduced appetite, or over-eating
- Insomnia or fatigue
- Problems with concentration or poor memory
- Low or no sexual desire
- Aches and pains
Everyone experiences feelings of depression at some stage; feeling “sad” is a normal part of the
human experience, and this sadness generally passes within a few hours or days. Depression that
lasts for extended periods of time and interferes with day to day functioning,
or causes us to self-harm, is of a more serious nature.
If you have experienced any of the listed symptoms, then your depression is at a
level where you would benefit from seeing a therapist.